Linden Street School is a CARES community of learners where we care for ourselves, each other and our school. Lindy CARES and so do wee!

Linden CARES: Cooperation, Attitude, Respect, Empathy and Safety. On a daily basis students and staff model respect/manners. A Town Meeting, held monthly, teaches and reinforces essential characteristics of a CARES student. Each year we continue to foster positive choices through our PBIS System (Positive Behavior Intervention Support). To celebrate all of this learning and success, we have:

  • Shout outs
  • Tickets earned individually to spend at the school store
  • Green tickets earned as a class (class earns 25 green tickets and has a special activity/celebration)
  • Golden Lindy  & Student Shout Outs (honored for their work during announcements)
  • Student of the Month Breakfast
  • Principal raffles or special events (pizza, craft time, ice c ream, etc.)
  • Stocked school store
  • Special privileges such as extra recess, extra computer time, "no homework" passes...
  • Fun Day Monday, Fun Friday or WOW Wednesdays (special class fun)


Our PTO meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM in the media center. We also hosted the district wide Summer School for students who needed extra support in math and reading to help them maintain and increase their skills. Further lines of communication and collaboration include:

  • Newsletters, NoticesTweets #lindenscholars
  • Emails, Tweets #lindenscholars
  • Phone calls, Remind 101, SeeSaw
  • School Messenger Phone or Email
  • Conferences (twice)
  • Report cards (three times)
  • Classroom progress reports
  • Daycheckers or various behavior plans
  • Meetings, as needed
  • Parent Events: Fall Fun Festival, STEAM Nights, PFRN Conscious Discipline, and more!


Registered Behavior Technicians, as well as our Tier 2 Groups Tutor, provide scholars with the strategies necessary to develop positive skills in the area of friendship, conflict resolution, problem solving, self-advocacy, and prevention of bullying behavior. Data is taken and the function, or cause, of the behavior is determined and then we work to support each child in changing behavior. The school psychologist, social worker and the town youth advisor also offer “lunch bunches” that assist scholars in acquiring positive social skills. We embrace the lessons learned from Second Step (a social skills program) and executive functioning lessons. Our fifth graders participate in the DARE program. Additionally, our children are explicitly taught expectations throughout the school at the beginning of the year and reinforced/practiced after each vacation. Linden is so very fortunate to be involved in Reading Buddies with employees of General Electric, a well-developed Mentoring program, and a sophisticated tutoring program. 

We are proud of our positive school climate where parents and teachers work as partners to help our children develop the necessary skills to be life-long learners and productive citizens in a global society. We are supported by “state of the art” technology with a computer lab, classroom computers and Smart Boards in every classroom connecting us, daily, to the greater world. Our curriculum is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for College and Career Readiness...therefore our children are developing skills for attending college and/or working in fulfilling jobs. Our scholars are engaged in Reader's Workshop, Writer's Workshop, Science, Social Studies, Fundations (phonics program), Spelling, Handwriting, EnVisions Math and off-campus learning in the form of field trips! Prepare, Engage, Inspire!


The partnership between home and school is an integral goal of Linden Street School’s mission. We offer numerous programs that strengthen this relationship:

  • The Plainville Family Resource Network, funded by a grant from the State Department of Education, is based at Linden and offers day and evening groups for children from birth to five. Parents and/or grandparents bring their children to participate in interactive playgroups. The staff acts as role models for the adults, demonstrating activities to assist parents in developing play and literacy skills. In addition, there is now a program called Soaring Eagles for 3 year olds. Conscious Discipline, a parent workshop, is several sessions of learning, food and conversation to help parents with home discipline.
  • Each family receives a calendar with all activities and events sponsored by our many organizations.
  • Each teacher in the building is a part of our Linden website. Teachers update their website showcasing student work, posting homework assignments and providing tips for parents.
  • A member of the Board of Education is assigned to attend our PTO meetings to act as a liaison between the BOE and Linden Families.
  • Full Day Preschool for all 4 year old in Plainville. Certified teachers and for a nominal fee.
  • Full Day Kindergarten for all scholars in Plainville!
  • Powerschool keeps the school updated and School Messengers keep families updated.